2. Noun. (plural of spur) ¹
3. Verb. (third-person singular of spur) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Spurs
1. spur [v] - See also: spur
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Spurs Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spurs
Literary usage of Spurs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"spurs, being part of the regular insignia of knighthood, obtained much notice. When a young warrior distinguished himself by any valiant action, ..."
2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"The other northern spurs of the Safed Koh to the east are not of so marked a ... The spurs on the south of this range are not of such importance as those on ..."
3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"\[/P chief pride consists in having everything made of silver ; I have seen a cacique with his spurs, stirrups, handle of his knife, and bridle made of this ..."
4. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1892)
"spurs 2-4—4 ... ....2 spurs 2-2-4 1. spurs 2-2-2 ... \viu<:> H it li :i median cell, spurs ^ 2-4-2. ... Two spurs on middle tibia 4. 3.—spurs 2-4-3 ..."
5. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1921)
"Experiments at our experiment station carried on in defoliating spurs act ... In other words, those spurs which have had their leaves taken off have lost ..."
6. The Descent of Man: And Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles ( Darwin (1890)
"The spurs are generally confined to the male, being represented by mere knobs or rudiments in the female ; but the females of the Java peacock (Pavo ..."
7. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide by Oliver Evans, Thomas P. Jones, Cadwallader Evans (1848)
"Lay them on the wall as firmly as possible, and one 3 feet farther out; on these lay the spurs, which are 5 feet long, 7 by 7 inches, ..."